Silver Island Cemetery Fund Established

Silver Island Cemetery has served as a final resting place for area citizens for two centuries.

Silver Island Cemetery is a nice, quiet county cemetery surrounded by fields and is currently the final resting place of nearly 500 interments.  There is a large amount of area history and countless personal memories – of family, friends, husbands, wives, and children – contained in Silver Island Cemetery with burial sites still available. 

Daily upkeep and ongoing maintenance are required to care for the cemetery to combat deterioration by preserving, beautifying, and maintaining abandoned or deteriorating graves and for the care and replacement of trees, flowers, shrubbery, etc.  Also, the fund will assist in providing an educational benefit to the general public and promote appreciation for community history by maintaining, repairing, and restoring monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance. 

To donate to the Silver Island Cemetery Fund click here.

Announcement! Community Disaster Refief Fund Established

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Community Disaster Relief Fund.  The purpose of the fund is to provide needed financial assistance to organizations that are actively engaged in emergency response and recovery operations.

Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, "The Foundation will be collaborating with a variety of organizations in the event of a disaster and will monitor the response and needs from nonprofit organizations that are assisting individuals and famililies that may be displaced. These needs will change as a transation takes place into long-term recovery operations, so the Foundation will continue to assess the situation and make funding decisions as necessary.  Hopefully we will never need to use this fund, but if we do, it is in place."

New Fund Established to Benefit Sportland Park

The Sportland Park Fund is being established in collaboration with area citizens and the City of Clinton.  The purpose of the fund is to spruce-up Sportland Park, Clinton’s largest and most utilized park. 

The large scale project includes the renovation of the public restroom facilities, a full remodel of the Duke Energy Wildcat stage area, new turf (drought resistant natural grass) for the 2.5 acres of playing area, four-season landscaping areas to add visual appeal throughout the park, and improvements in parking, accessibility, and safety. 

Donations to the Sportland Park Fund may be made online or mailed to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: Sportland Park Fund, P.O. Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842-0532.

Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nearly 150 students in Fountain and Vermillion County are the recipients of over $250,000 in scholarship awards to be used for their academic pursuits in 2018-2019.  Check this site often for new scholarship opportunities and other updates.

Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman Scholarship

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “Friends and family of Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman have worked with the Foundation in making this scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who are will be full or part-time college students.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students that are pursuing a vocational/industrial trade’s career pathway, such as welding, auto mechanics, or the like.” 

Jeff W. Chapman passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 45, on February 16, 2009. 

For more details visit the Scholarship section of the Foundation’s website at: www.wicf-inc.org.

4-H Fairgrounds Partners with Community Foundation

Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fountain County 4-H Council.

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “The 4-H Council has established a pass-thru fund with the Community Foundation for the purpose of making improvements to the community building at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds.  Members of the Council have recently begun to raise funds to upgrade the restrooms, refresh parts of the concession – kitchen area and make other updates to the building.  On the exterior they hope to improve the drainage and expand the parking area.  The Foundation will be processing all donations for this project.” 

Donations may be made on the Donate Here! link on this page or mailed to Western Indiana Community Foundation, ATTN: 4-H Fairgrounds – Capital Improvement Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.

Endowment Funds

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Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the “TM & LR Memorial Medical Scholarship.”

Generous friends of the Foundation are making this $4,000 scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who will be entering their sophomore year of college. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide one-time financial assistance to students in the following Health Professions – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy or Optometry.

For more details visit the Scholarship section of the website.